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Chen, Pamela Ki Mai
Born 1961 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Raymond Joseph Dearie. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 2013, and received commission on March 5, 2013.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1983
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1986-1991
Trial attorney, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1991-1998; senior trial attorney, 1992-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1998-2007, 2008-2013; chief, Civil Rights Litigation Unit, 2003-2006; deputy chief, Public Integrity Section, 2006-2007; chief, Civil Rights Section, 2006-2007, 2008-2013
Deputy commissioner for enforcement, New York State Division of Human Rights, 2008

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 2, 2012; no Senate vote


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